Future of commissioning

11 October - 11 October The King's Fund


  • 11 October

Registration opens, exhibition and refreshments

08:45 AM 09:55 AM

Breakfast session: Commissioning for improved population health outcomes

09:00 AM 09:45 AM

SESSION ONE: Opening plenary

09:55 AM 11:25 AM

Refreshment break and networking

11:25 AM 11:50 AM

SESSION TWO: Lessons on collaborative working and mergers

11:50 AM 01:00 PM

Lunch, exhibition and networking

01:00 PM 02:00 PM

SESSION THREE: Moving towards accountable care organisations and systems

02:00 PM 03:00 PM

Refreshment break, exhibition and networking

03:00 PM 03:30 PM

SESSION FOUR: The future of local commissioning in the NHS

03:30 PM 04:45 PM

Closing summary and close of conference

04:45 PM 05:00 PM





Mark Adams

STP lead, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear
Chief Officer, NHS Newcastle and Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group
His role as Chief Officer is to ensure that the CCG functions effectively, efficiently and economically with the aims of improving the safety and quality of services provided for patients, the health of the local population and the delivery of value for money.
He also ensure that the working arrangements of the CCG reflect good practice, as identified through organisations such as the National Audit Office and NHS England. This includes complying with duties in relation to the delivery of accounts, audit and the provision of information to NHS England.
Another part of his role is to ensure that the CCG conduct themselves in an environment that is well governed and that they make prudent decisions in an open and transparent way, through collaborative working with the public and partners in the health and social care system. By doing this, secure continuous improvements in service quality and outcomes.

Professor Ran Balicer

Clalit Health Services (Israel)
Director, Health Policy Planning
Prof. Ran Balicer, MD, PhD, MPH serves as Founding Director of the Clalit Research Institute, an award-winning data-driven health innovation center that was designated as the WHO Collaborating Center on Non-Communicable Diseases Research, Prevention and Control. In Parallel, he serves as Director of Health Policy Planning for Clalit - Israel's largest healthcare organization. In these roles, he is responsible for strategic planning of novel organization-wide interventions for improving healthcare quality, reducing disparities and increasing care effectiveness. These include the introduction of data-driven innovative tools into practice - predictive modeling, real-life effectiveness markers, decision support tools and proactive preventive care.

Prof Balicer also serves as Track Director in the MPH program at the Ben-Gurion University, Israel. He has published over 150 peer-review publications, books, and book chapters. His research is focused on the study of extensive clinical databases in care provision and policymaking, health systems integrated care, and quality management. Prof. Balicer serves as Chair of the Israeli Society for Quality in Healthcare, as immediate past president of ISPOR-Israel, and as an Advisor to Israeli Ministry of Health on infectious disease epidemiology and health policy. He also serves as a Board Member of the International Foundation for Integrated Care, and as Council Member of the European Federation for Medical Informatics.

Prof. Balicer serves in senior advisory groups to the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe - including the Region’s Senators Group, and is involved in projects focusing on chronic diseases monitoring, prevention and control, and healthcare systems integration.

Ian Dodge

NHS England
National Director, Strategy and Innovation
Ian Dodge joined NHS England in July 2014. His directorate leads the organisation’s work on: NHS strategy; sustainability and transformation; planning and implementing the Five Year Forward View; vanguards and the new care models programme; giving power to patients through personalisation and choice; commissioning strategy and development; and prioritising science and innovation.
Ian was Director of the NHS Group and Head of Policy Profession for the Department of Health. In 2005/06 Ian was the Prime Minister’s senior adviser on the NHS. Ian is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College, London.

Dr Amanda Doyle OBE

STP Lead for Lancashire and South Cumbria
GP, Co-chair, NHS Clinical Commissioners, Chief Clinical Officer, Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group
Dr Amanda Doyle has been a GP for 20years. She is a Partner in a large Practice in a deprived area of Blackpool, which, in addition to Primary Medical Services, provides a range of urgent care services for patients across the Fylde Coast.
Amanda maintains an interest in Urgent Care. She was for 10 years a Medical Director of the local Out of Hours service.
Amanda is the Chief Clinical Officer for Blackpool CCG. She is also the STP Lead for the Lancashire and South Cumbria footprint, leading a large health and care transformation programme across the patch.

Nationally, she is Co-Chair of NHS Clinical Commissioners and is closely involved in driving the commissioning agenda and work on Primary Care. She is also a member of NHS England Commissioning Committee.
Amanda was awarded an OBE for services to Primary Care and Commissioning in 2014.

Sir Sam Everington OBE

Clinical Lead for the North-East London STP footprint
GP, Chair, NHS Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group
Sam has been a GP in Tower Hamlets since 1989, is chair of Tower Hamlet's CCG, clinical lead for the STP and national adviser to NHS England for the new models of care. He is part of the Bromley By Bow GP partnership, with over 100 projects under its roof supporting the wider determinants of health. He is governor of a local primary school and was one of the founders of THEDOC – Tower Hamlets GP Out of Hours Service.
Sam is a qualified Barrister, a member of BMA Council and Vice President of the BMA. In 1999 he received an OBE for services to inner city primary care in 2006, The International Award of Excellence in Health Care and in 2015 a knighthood for services to primary care. He is a director of Community Health Partnerships (NHS Lift). He has published a number of papers with Professor Aneez Esmail on discrimination in the NHS. He is a Fellow and Honorary Professor of Queen Mary University of London and Vice President of the Queen's Nursing Institute. He has previously been a member of GMC Council, Cabinet appointed Ambassador for Social Enterprise, Acting Chair of the BMA. He is a trained woodcarver, welder and Day skipper and speaks Norwegian.

Professor Chris Ham

Chief Executive
The King's Fund
Chris leads the Fund’s work. He rejoined the Fund in 2010, having previously worked here between 1986 and 1992. He has held posts at the universities of Birmingham, Bristol and Leeds and is currently emeritus professor at the University of Birmingham. He is an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London and The Royal College of General Practitioners.

Chris was director of the strategy unit in the Department of Health between 2000 and 2004, has advised the WHO and the World Bank, and has acted as a consultant to a number of governments. He has been a non-executive director of the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, and a governor of the Health Foundation and the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation.

Chris researches and writes on all aspects of health reform and is a sought-after speaker. He was awarded a CBE in 2004 for his services to the NHS and an honorary doctorate by the University of Kent in 2012.

Prof Nick Harding OBE

Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group
Professor Nick Harding OBE is Chair for Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group, actively involved in primary care transformation and leadership development. With a compelling vision ‘Healthcare without boundaries’, Nick created an award winning CCG recognised for its innovative culture and delivery winning HSJ CCG of the Year twice. He was founding GP Partner at Modality Partnership that is now moving quickly as a national primary care provider organisation. He has a real passion for creating a sustainable future for healthcare with general practice at its heart and has done a number of roles such as chairing specialised commissioning, evaluating new care models or driving through personally a leadership programme for West Midlands GPs to support their emergence as future leaders and help achieve change. On top of this he helped drive forward a new medical school in Birmingham where he is honorary Professor and involved in health education projects in Malawi and social projects in inner city Birmingham. He is currently working on secondment as Clinical Leader in ACS primary care development.


Dr Phil Moore

Deputy Clinical Chair, NHS Kingston CCG and Chair of the Mental Health Commissioners Network
GP, Co-chair, NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC)

Charlotte Ramsden

Salford City Council
Strategic Director for Children and Adult Services
Charlotte Ramsden is Salford City Council's Strategic Director for Children's and Adult Services.
Charlotte began her career as a social worker and has worked in a number of authorities, as a social worker and then in a range of management positions. She spent four and a half years in Trafford Council where she was Joint Director of Children and Families before joining Salford City Council in October 2014 as Director of Children’s Services.
Charlotte has developed and led integrated multi-agency services for children and families and also been responsible for all statutory social work provision in two different authorities, both of which have been judged “Good” by Ofsted in SIF inspections. Charlotte took on the additional role of Director of Adult Services in June 2015 when a commitment had been made to work towards a pooled health and social care budget for all adults and an Integrated Care Organisation was to be developed for health and social care service delivery. Charlotte led this work from a council perspective, working closely with health partners and the Integrated Care Organisation was launched in July 2015. Adult Social Care staff were transferred into Salford Royal Foundation Trust and the Director role became a commissioning one. This work has been one of the national Vanguard pilots and wider transformation plans are now being developed following the successful transfer.

Charlotte is actively involved in regional and Greater Manchester partnership working and chairs the Greater Manchester Safeguarding Partnership as well as having a key role in the devolution agenda, linked to devolution within services delivered to children.

Richard Samuel

NHS South Eastern Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group and STP Lead for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
Chief Officer, NHS Fareham and Gosport Clinical Commissioning Group
He joined the NHS as a Management Trainee in 1994 and has worked for the Wessex Renal and Transplant Service; Hampshire and Isle of Wight SHA; North Hampshire and Blackwater Valley & Hart PCTs and most recently as Director of Strategic Planning and Corporate Affairs, NHS Hampshire.

Dr Mark Spencer

NHS North West London Collaborative of Clinical Commissioning Groups
Shaping a Healthier Future Lead Medical Director

Matthew Swindells

NHS England
National Director, Operations and Information
Matthew joined NHS England in May 2016 from the Cerner Group, where he was Senior Vice President for Population Health and Global Strategy. He is responsible for national performance of the NHS against the NHS Constitution Standards, assurance of Clinical Commissioning Groups, achieving digital transformation, and information and technology programmes.

He has over 25 years’ experience in health care services, and has worked in the Department of Health and the Prime Minister’s Office of Public Service Reform.

Matthew began his career at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital in the early 1990s, and went on to become Director of Clinical Services of Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospital and later Chief Executive of the Royal Surrey County Hospital.

He is visiting professor and chair of the advisory committee in the School of Health Management at the University of Surrey and Member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Population Health Management.

Dr Wendy Thomson

Lead, Norfolk and Waveney Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP)
Former Executive Lead
Wendy joined Norfolk County Council in August 2014. Being the fifth largest shire county in England Norfolk has a population of just under one million and has one of the fastest growing economies in the UK, ranking 15th for jobs and 10th for business numbers, with a commitment to deliver 65,000 new homes and 45,000 new jobs over the next ten years.

Wendy was at the forefront of discussions with central government on devolution for Norfolk and has driven the council’s transformation programme, focusing on priorities such as real jobs, good infrastructure, supporting vulnerable people and excellence in education. Recent achievements include Norfolk being the first local authority in England to take on the France (Channel) England programme, joint investment in the Norwich Research Park, Scottow Enterprise Park and the International Aviation Academy, and the extension of the council’s apprenticeship programme. 87% of schools in Norfolk are now rated as Good or Outstanding by Ofsted and the Norfolk Community Learning Services was transformed within a year, achieving a rating of Good by Ofsted.

From April 2016 to September 2017 Wendy was the Executive lead for the Norfolk & Waveney Sustainability & Transformation Plan for the NHS. In July 2017 the plan was rated as “advanced” in a national assessment of its progress.

Wendy is recognised internationally as an expert in public service governance and reform. In her role as Chair and Professor at McGill, she led the School of Social Work, and pursued research and teaching in comparative social policy, health service reform, child welfare, and social work education.

Wendy is an independent member of Council of the University of East Anglia and from October 2017 will become a co-opted member of the governing body of the Norwich University of the Arts Higher Education Corporation. She is also a Trustee of Diabetes UK.

Wendy lives in Norwich with her daughter Mia.

Dr Nicola Walsh

The King’s Fund
Assistant Director of Leadership and Organisational Development
Nicola is Assistant Director of Leadership at The King's Fund and she also leads our cross-fund programme on integrated care.

She was a director in the health consulting practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers for five years before joining the Fund in 2012.

Nicola has a track record of delivering and evaluating complex change programmes in health care. She has worked in and with the NHS for more than 25 years first as a clinician, then as a researcher at the Centre of Health Economics in York and at the University of Birmingham, and more recently as a non-executive director.
Nicola has a Masters in Health Policy and Management and a PhD in Health Services Research. Her PhD thesis focused on the nature of change in and by general practice. Her work focuses on using research evidence to inform and support the implementation of new policies. Her particular areas of interest and expertise are primary care, integrated care, clinical leadership and commissioning.

Nicola is a trustee of a national charity, the Queen's Nursing Institute and has recently been appointed a member of an expert advisory group looking into future models of care set up by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

Ian Williamson

Manchester Health and Care Commissioning
Chief Accountable Officer
Ian heads up Manchester’s £1.2bn health and care commissioner, a partnership between the City’s Council and its’ Clinical Commissioning Group. Ian is focused with other leaders in pursuit of a clinically and financially sustainable system, creating new services to deliver improved outcomes. The City has, in addition to MHCC, recently invited a new mental health provider, merged its two University hospitals, and procured an out of hospital care provider in a 10 year, £6bn agreement.

Ian has nearly 30 years’ experience, predominantly in the NHS in the North West, leading Primary Care Trusts and their successors for over 10 years. He successfully led the Greater Manchester Healthier Together Programme, including the decision by 12 CCGs, ratified by judicial review, to concentrate emergency general surgery in four hospitals, intending to save 300 livers per year.

From early 2015, Ian led the NHS contribution to Greater Manchester health and social care devolution. With local government partners, the devolution deal was negotiated with NHSE, NHSI, HMT and other national bodies, resulting in historic £6bn devolution, and a £450m transformation fund. Ian was Chief Officer for the GM devolution partnership until he returned to Manchester in 2016.

Away from work, Ian has cycled from Land’s End to John O’Groats, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and has now resumed playing squash at the age of 50.

Dr Cathy Winfield

Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Groups
Chief Officer
Cathy graduated from Manchester University with a nursing degree and spent most of her nursing career as a district nurse. She went on to manage a number of Community Services, eventually becoming Director of Nursing in a Community Trust and participated in the merger of this Trust to create a combined Community & Mental Health Trust.

When Primary Care Groups (PCGs) were established, Cathy became Chief Executive of a PCG. She also worked part time on a PhD during this period, examining clinical decision making. With the advent of PCTs in 2002, Cathy moved into the commissioning function and became Director of Commissioning in PCTs in North Hampshire and more recently, Berkshire West.

Cathy supported the four CCGs in Berkshire West through Wave 1 authorisation and became Chief Officer for all 4 when they were established in April 2013.

She has worked hard to achieve integration in a complex system of 4 CCGs, 3 local authorities and 3 FT providers – known as the Berkshire West 10.

This place based approach naturally led partners to understand the value of being an Accountable Care System. The CCGs and Trust signed an MoU in June 2016 to establish the Berkshire West ACS governance arrangements and local authorities joined in April 2017.

The Berkshire West ACS was identified as one of the 9 ACS systems in the Next Steps in the Five Year Forward View.

Julie Wood

NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC)
Chief Executive
Julie Wood is the chief executive of NHSCC. Her NHS career spans 30 years, focused on service development and innovation in primary care and commissioning, with the last 16 years at director or chief executive levels within health authorities and primary care trusts.
In her role as chief executive of NHSCC, Julie works at the centre of detailed policy development and implementation with the Department of Health, NHS England and the other main national organisations ensuring that the independent collective voice of CCGs is heard. As part of this work she has given evidence to the Health Select Committee on a number of issues including primary care and public health.

Mark Adams

Chief Officer
NHS Newcastle Gateshead CCG

Dr Pauline Allen

Professor of Health Services Organisation
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Sarah Atkinson

iMPOWER Consulting

Lucy Baker

Director of Acute Commissioning
NHS Wiltshire CCG

Prof Ran Balicer

Clalit Research Institute

Simon Banks

Chief Finance Officer
NHS Wirral CCG

Fraser Battye

Principal Consultant
MLCSU, Strategy Unit

David Bennett

Committee Member
Simpson and Penn PPG

Laura Bennett

The King's Fund

Alex Berry

Chief Operating Officer
Nns South Eastern Hampshire CCG

Peter Blackburn

Senior Staff Writer
British Medical Association

Julie Brennan

Verto Health Consulting Ltd

Steve Brennan

North Kirklees CCG

Dr Tim Burke

Clinical Chair

Zoe Campbell

Head of Business Development
Alzheimer's Society

Tim Carey

Assistant National Director, Service Improvement
Clinical Strategy & Programmes Division, Health Service Executive (HSE)

Adam Carrick

Commissioning Manager
NEW Devon Clinical Commissioning Group

Donna Chapman

Associate Director, System Redesign
NHS Southampton City CCG

Trond Christensen

Project Manager
Norwegian Directorate of Health

Dr Lina Christopoulou

Implementation Lead
NHS NW London Collaboration of CCGs

Chris Clark

Interim Chief Operating Officer
Brighton & Hove CCG

Julia Cream

The King's Fund

Rob Croot

Chief Financial Officer
NHS Lincolnshire West CCG

Debbie Cunliffe

Stakeholder Engagement Manager
NHS Pensions

Mary D'Arcy

Director for Communities
Adur District and Worthing Borough Councils

Benjamyn Damazer

Director of Commissioning
NHS Shared Business Services

Sian Davenport

Business Development Lead, Care and Support
Mears Care Ltd

Penny Davison

NHS Senior Commissioning Manager
NHS Sunderland CCG

Andrew Demetriades

Deputy Accountable Officer (Interim)
NHS Surrey Downs CCG

Dr Olivier Deneve

Public Affairs Manager
The College of Optometrists

Jane Derbyshire

Commissioning Support Programme Officer
Macmillan Cancer Support

Gergana Dimova

Senior Marketing Manager

Lucy Downes

National Implementation Manager

Dr Amanda Doyle OBE

STP Lead, Chief Clinical Officer, Co-Chair NHSCC
Lancashire and South Cumbria STP, Blackpool CCG, NHSCC

Tina Draper

Head of People Development and Equalities
NEL Commissioning Support Unit

Janan Drobiner

EU Director of Operations
Medial EarlySign

Denise Elliott

Head of Commissioning
Durham County Council

Fiona Erne

Provider Development Lead
Healthy London Partnership

Nora Everitt

Retired Involvement Development Worker
National NHS Public Voice

Richard Fradgley

Director of Integrated Care
East London NHS FT

David Freeman

Director of Development

Rachel Fyson

National Programmes Manager, Market Access
Roche Products Limited

Holly Gray

Legislation Project Officer
Department of Health

David Griffiths

Managing Director

Marianne Hamer

Clinical lead for imaging

Prof Nick Harding

Sandwell & West Birmingham CCG

Taryn Harding

Deputy Head - Commissioning Policy Unit
NHS England

Helen Hardy

Head of Clinical Network for Mental Health
NHS England

Malcolm Harrison

Public Affairs
Boots UK

Sarah Henley

Head of Primary Care
Coastal West Sussex CCG

Richard Hills

iMPOWER Consulting

Rupert Hipwell

Director of Population Health Management

Mary Hopper

Director of Quality
NHS Sutton Clinical Commissioning Group

Dr Oded Horn

UKCAB (member, not employee)

Janice Horrocks

Health Consultant
University of Central Lancashire

Claire Jarvis

National Programmes Manager
Roche Products Limited

Dianne Johnson

Chief Executive
NHS Knowsley Clinical Commissioning Group

Hilary Jones

Head of Quality/Deputy Director of Nursing
NHS Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group

Simon Kenton

Assistant Director Integrated Commissioning
Warrinton Borough Council/NHS Warrington Clinical Commissioning Group

Nick Kershaw

Service Development Director
Healthcare at Home

Graham King

Head of Integrated Commissioning
Sunderland City Council

Lisa Leece

Head of Commissioning & Performance
Defence Medical Welfare Service

Katy Lethbridge

Business Development Director
Tunstall Healthcare (UK) Ltd

Jane Lindo

Deputy Programme Director
Healthy London Partnership

Jackie Lindsay

General Manager
Healthcare at Home

chelliah Lohendran

V.Chair for PEG
Merton CCG

Sarah Lovell

Associate Director of Commissioning
NHS Leeds South & East CCG

Kate Lucy

Chief Executive
Urgent Care 24 (UC24)

Graham MacDougall

Transforming Primary Care Delivery Lead
Healthy London Partnership

Dr Sonja Manton

Director of Strategy

Sam Martin

Head of Healthcare Brand Team
Roche Products Limited

Barbara May

NHS Strategy

Stephen McAndrew

Businesess Development Director

Helen McKenna

Senior Policy Adviser
The King's Fund

Kerry McKevitt

Head of Partner Engagement

Andy McMeeking

Associate Director TCST
NHS Central London CCG

Stephen McMillan

Solutions Lead, UKI

Margaret McNab

Chief Operating Officer, EMEA

Taina Miettinen

Commissioning Policy Lead
Department of Health

Meriel Miller

Head of Business Development & Commissioning
The Children's Trust

Nicola Millin

Accountable Officer
NHS Swindon CCG

Raj Mitra

Governing Body Member and GP
NHS Lambeth CCG

Simon Morgan

Head of Communications

Melissa Morris


sandra Mounier-jack

Associate professor

Max Newton

UK Market Access

Gareth Owen

STP Policy Advisor
Department of Health

Lev Pedro

Public Services Senior Officer

Bernadette Portasman

Senior Administrator - Scheme Access Team
NHS Pensions

Louise Proctor

Managing Director
West London CCG

Peter Ramrayka

Indo-Caribbean Organistion

Charlotte Ramsden

Strategic Director, People
Salford City Council

Scott Rankin

Head of Sales

Sarah Reed

Improvement Fellow
The Health Foundation

Jonathan Richards

Faculty Executive

Mark Richards

Market Access Engagement Manager

Mark Rickets

Clinical Lead
NHS City and Hackney CCG

Bob Ricketts

Director, Commissioning Strategy
NHS England

Dr Jane Rigbye

Director of Commissioning


Multi-specialty Community Provider Development
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Jeptepkeny Ronoh

Consultant in Public Health Medicine
Public Health Suffolk, Suffolk County Council

Megan Rooney

Head of NHS England Sponsorship
Department of Health

Shilpa Ross

Senior Researcher
The King's Fund

Lynne Ruddick

Professional Lead - South
British Heart Foundation

Helen Rumsey

Head of PMO
NHS North Hampshire CCG

Victoria Sawtell

Head of Contracts

Phil Shelton

Clinical Program Manager

Dr Julia Simon

Thesis 11 Ltd

ann skinner

Resolving Chaos CIC

Dr Rachael Smithson

Head of Research
The King's Fund

Heidi Stewart

Director of Enterprise
Rethink Mental Illness

James Sutcliffe

Senior Business Development Manager
Boots UK

David Thomas

Public Affairs Manager
Roche Products Limited

Dr Wendy Thomson

Managing Director
Norfolk County Council

Warwick Tomsett

Head of Targetted Services and Joint Commissioning
London Borough of Lewisham

Kate Toomey

Head of Analytics (Embedded Teams)
NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit

Louise Tranmer

NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit

Dr Nadine Upton

Healthcare Research & Analytics Lead

Cees Van Berkel

Principal Scientist

Phil Walker

Policy Lead
NHS England

Nicola Walsh

Assistant Director, Leadership & OD
The King's Fund

Hannah Willetts

Head of Planning and Policy
South Warwickshire CCG

Ian Williamson

Chief Accountable Officer
Manchester Health and Care Commissioning

Kristina Wilton

Healthcare Strategy Manager

Dr Cathy Winfield

Chief Officer
Berkshire West CCGs

Dr Johannes Wolff

Head of Commissioning Policy Unit
NHS England

Devora Wolfson

Programme Director: Integrated Commissioning
London Borough of Hackney

Dr John Womersley

Clinical Chair Northern Locality

Rebecca Young

Policy Officer, Public Services


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Registration opens, exhibition and refreshments

08:45 AM 09:55 AM Maynard Foyer, lower ground floor

Pick up your badge, grab some refreshments and visit the exhibition stands

Breakfast session: Commissioning for improved population health outcomes

09:00 AM 09:45 AM Maynard Theatre, lower ground floor

Breakfast session: Commissioning for improved population health outcomes

This session will look at:
  • tools and services to support outcomes-based commissioning
  • the role of technology in supporting self-care programmes
  • data-driven approaches to population stratification and resource management
  • evidence for savings across the local health and care economy.

Janet Davies, LCIA Test Bed Programme Manager, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

Pete Smith, Commissioning Lead, NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group

The breakfast session is organised by the conference sponsors Philips.
Breakfast session_Philips.pdf Download Link

SESSION ONE: Opening plenary

09:55 AM 11:25 AM Maynard Theatre, lower ground floor

9.55am Welcome and introduction

Professor Chris Ham, Chief Executive, The King’s Fund

10.00am Opening keynote address
  • Next steps on the NHS five year forward view – examining the importance of strong strategic clinical commissioning.
  • The role of commissioners in delivering sustainability and transformation partnerships and creating accountable care systems .
  • How will their influence change?
  • Priorities, threats and opportunities for commissioners.

Matthew Swindells, National Director, Operations and Information, NHS England

10.20am Questions and discussion

10.25am Accountable care in practice: Israel and New York State

Professor Ran Balicer, Director, Health Policy Planning, Clalit Health Services (Israel)

10.50am Questions and discussion

11.00am Panel discussion

  • How are commissioners playing a key role as architects of the changing landscape?
  • How do we ensure that the critical benefits brought by CCGs – with their combination of credible clinical leadership, expertise and knowledge of the communities they serve – are not lost?
  • Where do commissioning support units fit into this?
  • What does the future look like for specialised commissioning?

Panellists include:

  • Prof Nick Harding OBE, Chair of Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Sir Sam Everington OBE, GP, Chair, NHS Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group, and Clinical Lead for the North-East London STP footprint
  • Julie Wood, Chief Executive, NHS Clinical Commissioners

Attendees will be encouraged to put their questions and comments forward to the panel and join the discussion.
Balicer - CRI Innovation in practice for Kings fund.pdf Download Link

Refreshment break and networking

11:25 AM 11:50 AM Maynard Foyer, lower ground floor

Grab some refreshments and visit the exhibition stands

SESSION TWO: Lessons on collaborative working and mergers

11:50 AM 01:00 PM Maynard Theatre, lower ground floor

11.50am Welcome back

Julie Wood, Chief Executive, NHS Clinical Commissioners

11.55am Merger: learning from merging three clinical commissioning groups in Newcastle and Gateshead

  • The journey to merging NHS Gateshead CCG, NHS Newcastle North and East CCG, and NHS Newcastle West CCG into a single organisation in 2015.
  • Impact on the local population. 

Mark Adams, Chief Officer, NHS Newcastle and Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group, and STP Lead for Northumberland, Tyne and Wear

12.10pm Collaboration: learning from the collaboration of the eight clinical commissioning groups in North West London
  • Impact on the local population. 

David Freeman, Director of Development, NHS North West London Collaborative of Clinical Commissioning Groups

12.25pm Integrated commissioning between the local authority and clinical commissioning group

  • Developing an integrated care organisation in Salford and parallel integrated commissioning arrangements.
  • Engaging key stakeholders and lessons learnt.
  • Driving towards a single commissioning function – strategic vs tactical commissioning.

Charlotte Ramsden, Strategic Director for Children and Adult Services, Salford City Council Anthony Hassall, Chief Accountable Officer, NHS Salford Clinical Commissioning Group

12.40pm Questions and discussion
David_Freeman.pdf Download Link
Mark Adams.pdf Download Link
Charlotte_Ramsden.pdf Download Link

Lunch, exhibition and networking

01:00 PM 02:00 PM Maynard Foyer, lower ground floor

Visit the exhibition stands and grab some lunch!

SESSION THREE: Moving towards accountable care organisations and systems

02:00 PM 03:00 PM Maynard Theatre, lower ground floor

2.00pm Welcome and introduction
  • Looking at the future role of local commissioning as accountable care organisations and systems develop in England 

Dr Nicola Walsh, Assistant Director of Leadership and Organisational Development, The King’s Fund

2.10pm The Berkshire West Accountable Care System
  • Progress made by CCGs and providers working together to develop a new financial framework based on the Berkshire West pooled budget.
  • Rebalancing primary, community and acute care through system-wide transformation.
  • Measuring and tracking progress in relation to: developing a preventive model of working, improving patient experiences and outcomes, and delivering financial sustainability for the system. 

Dr Cathy Winfield, Chief Officer, Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Groups

2.30pm Manchester’s journey towards sustainability – progress and challenges
  • Manchester’s place in Greater Manchester Devolution and its Locality Plan
  • Progress in integrating commissioning and a new provider architecture
  • Challenges of short and medium term delivery

Ian Williamson
, Chief Accountable Officer, Manchester Health and Care Commissioning.

2.50pm Questions and discussion
Ian Williamson.pdf Download Link
Cathy_Winfield.pdf Download Link

Refreshment break, exhibition and networking

03:00 PM 03:30 PM Maynard Foyer, lower ground floor

SESSION FOUR: The future of local commissioning in the NHS

03:30 PM 04:45 PM Maynard Theatre, lower ground floor

3.30pm Welcome back

Dr Phil Moore, Deputy Clinical Chair, NHS Kingston CCG and Chair of the Mental Health Commissioners Network

3.35pm Panel discussion: What needs to happen to move towards strategic clinical commissioning?
  • Professor Chris Ham, Chief Executive, The King’s Fund
  • Dr Wendy Thomson, Managing Director, Norfolk County Council, and STP Lead for Norfolk and Waveney 
  • Richard Samuel, Chief Officer, NHS Fareham and Gosport Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS South Eastern Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group, and STP Lead for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
  • Dr Amanda Doyle OBE, GP, Co-chair, NHS Clinical Commissioners, Chief Clinical Officer, Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group, and STP Lead for Lancashire and South Cumbria

4.10pm Closing keynote: Commissioning – where next?
  • Reflections on how national bodies can support and enhance commissioning capability.

Ian Dodge, National Director, Strategy and Innovation, NHS England

4.30pm Questions and discussion

4.45pm Closing summary and close of conference

Ian Dodge.pdf Download Link

Closing summary and close of conference

04:45 PM 05:00 PM

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